Tuesday, April 24, 2012

500 miles, Warrensburg to Guymon

Got an early start, 0621, and headed for Holden.  Stopped for donuts at Casey's there, and on to Kansas via MO-131, MO-2 & KS-68.  We hit our usual stop outside Ottawa, then on to Cottonwood Falls & Chase County.  They've added a local art gallery and a gift store for the Symphony on the Prairie.  Stopped for lunch at the Whistle Stop Cafe in Walton, KS (east of Newton) and we'd recommend it - good food (I had a hot hamburger sandwich - yum), good service, decent decor and located right on US-54..
We drove thru Greensburg, which continues to rebuild after the tornado several years ago.  It has a new city hall, community center, Family Dollar, school, museum for the hand-dug well, and lots of new houses.

Then, it was on to Liberal for supper at the Cattlemans Cafe, except we had a detour due to a wreck near Plains, KS - they sent us miles out of our way.  Supper, as usual, was excellent - country cooking!

Finally got to Guymon at 6:30 PM, found the hotel, and got to our room - wifi is fine, ready to sleep & take off early tomorrow for Raton, NRA center, Ft. Union & LAs Vegas (NM) .  Today's toll: 506.7 miles, 27.6 mpg (headwind), avg 55 mph.

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